“The Crash Reel” set to hit theaters December 13, 2013
Phase 4 Films and director Lucy Walker have announced the official theatrical release date for “The Crash Reel.” The Kevin Pearce documentary will hit theaters December 13, 2013.
More details provided in the press release below:
Los Angeles, CA (October 29, 2013) – Phase 4 Films, announced today that the company has set a December 13, 2013 theatrical release date for THE CRASH REEL, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO, WASTE LAND, THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM).
This intimate, compelling and multilayered film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage (featuring Shaun White, Mason Aguirre, Danny Davis, Scotty Lago, Jack Mitrani and Luke Mitrani) with new specially-shot verité footage as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce, and creates a film of self-acceptance raising important questions about our culture of extremes, and reveals a remarkable family’s functionality in the face of disability challenges.
THE CRASH REEL was written by Pedro Kos and Walker. Walker produced along with Julian Cautherley. Executive producers are Sheila Nevins of HBO Documentary Films, Dan Cogan, and Geralyn Dreyfous. The film was exquisitely edited by Kos, beautifully shot by Nick Higgins, and is set to a stunning and popular soundtrack by Chemical Brothers, Jose Gonzales, Bon Iver, M83, Underworld, Moby, Lykke Li, Grizzly Bear, DJ Shadow, Groove Armada, Crystal Castles and Sigur Ros.
THE CRASH REEL nominated for a Gotham Award made its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and went on to play other major domestic and international festivals including Berlinale, SXSW, Hot Docs, San Sebastian Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film picked-up audience awards at SXSW, Dallas, Hot Docs, Melbourne International Film Festival, Berkshire Film Festival, the Special Jury Award at Seattle International Film Festival, the Rogue Award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, the “Making Movies that Matter” Award at Mountainfilm in Telluride, and Best Documentary Feature at Port Townsend Film Festival and at the New Hampshire Film Festival.